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"Imagine the Possibilities,"  Reid's debut album, is available for sale! 

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Reid with Casey and Lori at the Rethink Autism Conference hosted by Optimal Rhythms in Evansville, Indiana. Casey is the founder and CEO of Optimal Rhythms and the organizer of the annual two-day conference. Reid provided vocal entertainment for the Conference reception and luncheon. For more information contact office manager Lori  at admin@optimalrhythms.org or go to www.oprimalrhythms.org.

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Happy July 2018 !!!

Reid decked out in his tux to perform at the Chamber of Commerce RPM Casino Night at Santa Rosa Mall. He ended his one hour set with Sinatra's "My Way." The crooner was fabulous and left the crowd wanting more.

Reid and his first music instructor, Keri Woods McBride sing a duet together. Thanks Keri for helping Reid get his start in a career that has become his life's work and passion.

Reid in the Magnolia Grill kitchen with good friend,  community leader, restaurateur, and patriot, Tom Rice.

Anthem Inc. is a proud silver level sponsor of the Rethink Autism Conference. Here Reid poses with new fans from Anthem - Cheryl, Michelle, and Ginny.

Reid Knocking it out of the ballpark on the main stage of the Houston Flywheel Festival,  Houston, Mississippi. BIG SHOUT OUT to A&M Audio/Stage/Light for the great sound system support.

Reid on the main stage of the Anchor of Hope Awareness Festival, Forsyth GA. Big Shout out to Executive Director Carrie Owen for inviting Reid to sing at the Festival. Another Big Shout Out to Steve and Debbie Harbin for the great work they are doing with their Foundation. See you next year.

Reid onstage at the Southeast Festival and Events Association Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.

We were recently contacted by singer/songwriter Steven O'Connor from Liverpool about a song he had written and recorded. Steven wrote:

"This song was inspired by a young lady by the name of Samantha or Sam as she likes to be called. Sam has Autism and when she was a child her parents were told they may have to learn sign language as Sam would probably not be able to communicate through speech. Well! Sam sings and paints and now writes, the more I got to know her the more taken I was by her sheer determination to achieve, Sam has fantastic support from her parents and her brother Andie who also has autism, she keeps improving all the time and shows a great understanding of music, so this song is an accolade to her and all on the autism spectrum, this song is their voice I hope, and may help break down the barriers, misconception and ignorance that surrounds autism in the world today and I believe Sam will go on to achieve much more."


        The URL to Steven's song is shown below. It is not a link. Copy and paste the link to your browser.                                https://app.box.com/s/puu9ge83 o2h3ahhn94oqc0k4ho4nemyk

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Reid Doing what Reid does best...rocking the Main Stage . What a show! What a venue!  Reid opened for John King at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Conyers, GA Saturday March 24th. BIG SHOUT OUTS to Emcee  DJ Rob Clark (WLVG,WEZE, WNRB radio) who was absolutely spectacular in keeeping the crowd engaged. As always, Sound Solutions was spot-on with the audio and sound systems. Thanks.   BIGGEST SHOUT OUTS go out to Jill , Randy, and Dawn for inviting Reid to return this year and next. Looking forward to 2019!

Reid provided the entertainment  for the Bright Horizons Fish Fry Fundraiser at the Destin Elks Lodge. The crowd was awesome and enjoyed the performance. Left to right, Reid pulled his sister out of the crowd and got her to sing along. Gary presented Reid a set of diving fins, goggles, and bag for his diving exploits, and Reid doing what he does best.  "Gotta live your life like Reid Soria could call you up to the stage to sing back-up at any time."

Reid at SFEA with Dawn and newest Reidster, Jill, from the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival .

Onstage at the Milton Riverwalk Arts Festival.

Reid with good friend and President of Autism Pensacola, Inc., Susan.

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For recording artist, actor, and performer Reid Soria, Autism Sings is the culmination of years spent overcoming the odds.  Diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, Reid was never expected to be able to communicate or connect with the world around him.  Now 32, Reid has channeled his talents and sheer grit into an unprecedented story of hope.  And in finding his own voice, Reid has found a new voice for autism and is communicating and connecting beyond what was once considered possible.  Follow the story and become a part of the dream.        When words fail, Autism Sings!

--Autism Sings, 2014--

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                                                    EVENTS

Reid has a very busy schedule!


Monday: Weekly piano lessons Five Smooth Stones Studios, Niceville

Tuesday: Weekly dance lessons at Fred Astaire Studio, FWB

Wednesday: Weekly vocal lessons at Dreamcatchers Studio, Destin

Thursday: Weekly Bowling



As well as  regular recurring rehearsals for upcoming performances and musicals.


Confirmed performance schedule below.


See PRESS KIT tab (top of page) for previous Engagements / Bookings.


2018

Numerous previous bookings may be found on the Press Kit Tab


February

2nd - Destin Healthcare Concert, 2:30 PM, Destin, FL

4th - Guest Appearance with the Village Belles, 2 PM, Harborwalk, Destin, FL

9th - First Baptist Church Seniors Luncheon, 11:30 AM, First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, FL

16th - Bright Horizons SCUBA Fish Fry Fundraiser, 4 PM, Elks Lodge, Destin, FL

27th - Southeast Festivals & Events Association Conference, 1 PM, Murfreesboro, TN


March

3rd - Riverwalk Arts Festival, 1:30 PM, Milton, FL

6th - Randy Wise and United Bank Special Groundbreaking Ceremony / Fundraiser benefiting the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Special Forces Association, Chapter VII, 1:30 PM, Mill Creek Farms, Baker, FL

9th - ASPIRE Program, 3:30 PM, Baker School, Baker, FL

17th - Baker Museum Fundraiser, 1:30 PM, Baker FL

24th  - Cherry Blossom Festival Main Stage, 2:45 PM, Conyers GA.

30th - ASPIRE Program, 4 PM, Edwins Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach, FL


April

5th - Santa Rosa FairMain Stage, 6PM Rodeo Arena National Anthem, 7 PM,  Milton, FL

6th - 2018 Rethinking Autism Conference Reception, 5:30 PM, Christian Fellowship Church, Evansville, IN

7th - 2018 Rethinking Autism Conference Lunch entertainment, 11:30 AM, Evansville, IN

13th - ASPIRE Program, 3:30 PM, Elliot Point Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach , FL

14th Friends of Autism, 11 AM, Wee Care Park, DeFuniak Springs, FL

16th - ASPIRE Program, 4 PM, Wright Elementary School, Wright, FL

21st- Elks Foster Family Day, 10AM - 2PM, Elks Pavilion, Fairchild Road, Crestview, FL

21st - Spring FamJam, 3PM, NWFSC Ampitheater, Niceville, FL

22nd - Senior Prom Benefit, 4 - 7 PM, Watervue, Fort Walton Beach, FL

27th - Houston Flywheel Festival, 5 PM, Chickasaw Development Foundation, Houston, MS

28th - Autism Awareness Festival, Anchor of Hope Foundation, 11 AM, Forsyth, GA

29th - Spartanburg Spring Fling, 3 PM, Spartanburg, SC



May

12th - Elks Exceptional Children's Day, 10 AM - 2 PM, Elks Pavilion, Crestview, FL

25th - Brookdale Concert, 4PM, Destin, FL

28th - City-wide Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 AM, Beal Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, FL


June

9th - Elks Foster Family Day, 10 AM - 2 PM, Elks Pavilion, Crestview FL

14th - Fred Astaire Dance Showcase, 6 PM, Civic Center, Fort Walton Beach, FL

24th - National Anthem, Montgomery Biscuits MiLB game, 5:05PM, Montgomery, AL


July

4th - City of Fort Walton Independence Day Celebration, 5:30 PM, The Lnading, Fort Walton Beach, FL
17th - National Anthem, 51st annual FloridaLearns Foundation and PAEC Leadership Conference, 8AM, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, Panama City Beach

19th - Vision Of Hope Concert, 1PM, Pace, FL


August



September

7th - Autism Sings Canada Gala of Galas, TBD, Kleinburg,  Ontario Canada

23rd - Kids on the Water, Elks Lodge #1795, 12 noon, Okaloosa Island, FL


October

5th - Arts Reception, TBD, Pensacola, FL

TBD - Conecuh Evergreen Sausage Festival, TBD, Evergreen, AL


November

11th -  City Veteran's Day Ceremony, 11 AM, Beal  Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, FL

10th - Emerald  Coast Scuba's Fundraiser Auction, TBD, Destin, FL



2019


March

TBD - 38th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, TBD, Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers GA


April

TBD - Santa Rosa County Fair, TBD, Milton, FL

13th - Friends of Autism Awareness Walk, TBD, Wee Care Park, DeFuniak Springs, FL

27th - Tenth Annual Anchor of Hope Awareness Festival, TBD, Forsyth GA


July

TBD - Old Spanish Trail Centennial Celebration Reception, TBD, Houston, TX


November

TBD - Old Spanish Trail Centennial Celebration Reception, TBD, San Antonio TX

Autism Sings has developed an Autism Awareness program and it is especially designed for schools and students. The program includes  Jo Soria, RN, discussing autism and how it may relate to students, discussing how we can learn to reach out to those who may have various differences,  encouraging students to try new experiences that will help broaden their horizons, and encouraging students to work hard to overcome obstacles.  Included in the program were Reid singing a few relevant songs, and interaction with the students as they sang and danced along  with him. Our multimedia presentation includes PowerPoint slides of Reid overcoming his own obstacles and a short video clip of Reid singing and dancing with the Fred Astaire Studio dancers at the Mattie Kelly Arts Theater. Last school year, the Okaloosa School District Title I Office invited Autism Sings to present our program to four schools and invited us back for the current school year (2017-2018).   Like the previous presentations, this year's program has met with rave reviews from students and teachers.  The goal of our program is to reach a young generation about autism, acceptance, and working hard to realize their dreams. Contact us if you would like to discuss the 45-60 minute program for your school, camp, or event.

Reid and Builder Randy Wise at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylor Haugen  Foundation / Special Forces Asscociation Fundraiser where Reid sang the National Anthem. 

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Reid rockin out the stage at the Friends of Autism Walk, April 14th, Wee Care Park DeFuniak Springs. BIG SHOUT outs to the Herrings for the great work they are doing for autism awareness and support in DeFuniak and the surrounding area. And another BIG SHOUT OUT to Johnny C for the great sounds and DJ work. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

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Reid just received this in today's mail and he was super excited when he saw it. Thank you Joe Bentry and Donna Graham from Autism Sings Canada for sending this to our guy and making his day!